9 Cool Facts About Temple Bar

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  • 900 AD - The vikings love Temple Bar and set up their base camp here
  • 1627 - Sir William Temple loves it too and gives his name to Temple Bar Street
  • 1800 - Temple bar becomes a den of vice and prostitution in Dublin
  • 1819 - The Temple Bar Pub opens its doors!
  • 1879 - The Olympia Theatre is opened by well known (?) architect Dan Lowrey
  • 1980 - Threatened with demolition for a bus station project, it instead becomes a cultural hub in Dublin
  • 2006 - Temple Bar hosts the Trad Festival of Irish Music and Culture since 2006
  • 2011 - Dave Browne’s 5 day guitar-playing marathon in the Temple Bar pub becomes a World Guinness Record!
  • 2015 - The first Rock’n Roll museum opens in Temple Bar


9 Cool facts about Temple Bar



ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “9 Cool Facts About Temple Bar”

  1. Louise Mulligan 30th July 2015 at 5:41 pm

    1..The building on the corner of Parliament Street and Wellington Quay used to be the HQ for the Lever brothers (detergent products) & the mural that’s wrapped around the entire building depicts the history of hygiene!
    2. The Halfpenny bridge was originally called “The Duke of Wellington Bridge”!
    3. Ceceila Street is named after Sir William Temple’s daughter.
    4. It was Charlie Haughey who saved the neighbour-hood from being turned into a bus depot.
    5. Molly Malone apparently used to live on Fishamble Street & its also said she “worked” on this street!

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